U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx Sworn In to Office for Sixth Term, Votes for Boehner as Speaker of the House

Published Wednesday, January 7, 2015 at 11:00 am
U.S. Virginia Foxx’s swearing-in with Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday.

U.S. Virginia Foxx’s swearing-in with Speaker John Boehner on Tuesday.

Jan. 7, 2014. Rep. Virginia Foxx, R-N.C., was sworn in to her sixth term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District on Tuesday. In taking the oath of office, Foxx swore to “support and defend” the Constitution of the United States.

“Serving the people of North Carolina is a profound honor, and I am grateful for the opportunity to represent the 5th District in Congress,” Foxx said. “The 114th Congress offers new chances to pass legislation that will take our country down a road of economic recovery that results in lower unemployment, a fair tax code and opportunity for all. It’s time to build a better future for American families.”

Foxx also voted for Rep. John Boehner, R-Ohio, to serve a third term as Speaker of the House.

“Today’s vote for Speaker ratifies the decision made on November 13 when House Republicans elected their leadership team for the 114th Congress,” said Foxx. “John Boehner came to Congress over 20 years ago as a reformer, and he has remained one ever since. He understands the need to reduce the size and scope of the federal government, protect against executive overreach, reform spending and keep America strong. I fully support him as Speaker.”

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U.S. Rep. Virginia Foxx is currently serving her sixth term as the representative of North Carolina’s 5th Congressional District and is the elected Republican Conference Secretary. Dr. Foxx is the chair of the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Higher Education and serves as Vice Chair of the House Rules Committee.

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